Frank's Movie Log

Quality reviews of films of questionable quality.

Reviews of movies directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Director (2 titles)

  1. Big City Blues (1932)

    3 Stars (out of 5) I watched Big City Blues because it features an early, uncredited performance from Humphrey Bogart. Given the film’s obscurity, my expectations were low.

  2. Three on a Match (1932)

    3 Stars (out of 5) Until a 1948 Supreme Court ruling, the five major Hollywood studios controlled the entire movie business, from production to distribution. The studios contracted performers and paid them a salary. The performers worked five days a week like anyone else. When one film wrapped, they moved to another. Thus, films like Three on a Match came stock-piled with current and future stars.